Lessons from the Story of Prophet Yusuf.

In the story of Prophet Yusuf, we learn that he was tested by Allah through consecutive tests. It started with the hostility between some of his siblings towards him because they were jealous of their father’s affection towards Prophet Yusuf. The Quran describes how they threw him into a dry well. After he managed to escape from the well, he was then tested when he worked as a helper in the home of a governor...

Spreading the Message of Mercy.

Allah has clearly explained His objective of sending Prophet Muhammad as a messenger. Allah says in the Quran: Which means: “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Surah Al-Anbiyā’ (21), verse 107]. If we were to study this verse, we will find two very interesting points for Muslims to ponder on. First: Allah has sent Prophet Muhammad to spread the message of Islam, which is meant to be a blessing to all.........

The Story of the Boy and the King (from Al-Quran, in Surah al-Burooj)

There was a king who had a sorcerer, and when that sorcerer became old, he said to the king, “I have become old and my time is nearly over, so please send me a boy whom I can teach magic.” So, the king sent him a boy and the sorcerer taught him magic. Whenever the boy went to the sorcerer, he sat with a monk who was on the way and listened to his speech and admired them.

Being Proactive Leads to Success

Two sons work for their father on the family's farm. The younger brother had for some years been given more responsibility and reward, and one day the older brother asks his father to explain why? The father says, "First, go to the Jon's Farm and see if they have any Geese for sale - we need to add to our stock." The older son soon returns with the answer, "Yes they have five Geese, which they are ready to sell to us."

An Assortment of Cups: A Story

A group of working adults got together to visit their University lecturer. The lecturer was happy to see them. The conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Then, the lecturer went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups - some porcelain, some in plastic, some in a glass, some plain looking and some looked rather expensive and exquisite.

Shaykh of Tariqa

Around the turn of the century, Shaykh Mahboob was on his way to the pilgrimage in Mecca, on a camel caravan from Syria. He was accompanying his teacher, Shaykh Ahmed Mekki. The journey took three months and along the way, there were many difficulties, non-the least desert robbers....